Stephen Warnock thrilled by Aaron Cresswell in 2-1 loss v Manchester City
West Ham left-back Aaron Cresswell put his body on the line during Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The defender needed treatment after injuring himself while trying to make an interception, and Stephen Warnock was impressed with his action while commentating for the BBC.
The score remained at 1-0 while the West Ham full-back was taken off, but Man City doubled their lead during the closing stages of the game before Manuel Lanzini pulled one back.
Warnock said (as shared on BBC’s website): “Aaron Cresswell needs medical attention, he’s hurt himself here, but he’s done it for the good of the team. Big interception.
“The ball across the box from Raheem Sterling into Gabriel Jesus is magnificent and then the keeper just needs a little help from his defender and he gets it to clear the danger.”
Not many players are willing to put their bodies on the line nowadays, but Cresswell did not think twice and that speaks volumes.
Unfortunately, West Ham ended up leaving Manchester with nothing, and their left-back could be at the risk of missing their next game against Brighton on Wednesday.
He has played every Premier League game so far this season, and while he has not been ruled out of action yet, seeing him go off did not look good.
West Ham will have to deploy Arthur Masuaku or Ben Johnson in the position if Cresswell is out, and being without him will be a big miss given how important he has been to the team so far this term.
Left-back is a position the Hammers need to strengthen going forward, and doing so in January would be good.
Moyes cannot risk playing such a key player in every game, and with the knockout stages of the Europa League to look forward to, signing a quality cover would do both club and player a lot of good.
In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.